The number of victims of a rollover tour bus in Taiwan reached 34
BEIJING, 14 Feb — RIA Novosti, Ivan Bulatov. Victims of a rollover tour bus on the island of Taiwan became 34 people, said on Tuesday the local newspaper China Times.
The incident occurred at about 21.00 local time (16.00 GMT) on a highway near the city of Taipei. In the cabin at the time of the accident, according to updated data, there were 44 people. Earlier it was reported 32 dead.
According to local police, the bus driver probably exceeded the allowed on this stretch of road speed. It is noted that the stretch of road where the accident occurred, the speed limit is 40 kilometers per hour, and the bus was traveling at a speed of 60 kilometers per hour.
Earlier, the head of administration of Taiwan Cai Inven delegated administrative authorities to provide all necessary assistance to the families of those killed and injured in the accident.
According to preliminary data, foreign citizens among the passengers of bus no. According to rescuers, most of the passengers were local retirees who came back from excursion from Taichung.